Monthly Archives: March 2017

A secret project

Lately I get a lot of invitations for weird weird projects and odd events. Guess it is something in the water here in Holland. One of those projects is a sort of luthier showcase. A group of Dutch and Belgian … Continue reading

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A Viking Guitar: Anglo Saxon Lyre

Over the last years I have been reviving some of my old passions and pursuing new interests that crossed my path. Like re-enactment and the Minion Press. Another one is the Anglo Saxon Lyre… In the first year of lutherie … Continue reading

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The Dutch Dive Hammer

In our series about lost and forgotten tools, today we will see our Dutch Dive Hammer. A unique and very rare tool with a fascinating history. This precision instrument is specially made for divers, to use in underwater applications. A … Continue reading

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The Minion Press is almost ready…

I know it has been a bit silent on the blog lately. But that doesn’t mean that I have been sitting still. On the contrary, my days have been so filled that there was no time left for writing. One … Continue reading

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Rome 1623

Just some nice music to brighten up your sunday…

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Forgotten tools: the barking knife

I wrote this post almost two years ago, in the early months of this blog. But it went into the background because it needed some extra information. Almost forgot about it, until last week… Schilschop My father and I were … Continue reading

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Back in the saddle again…

Usually it takes me a while to start up. In the morning the zombie rises and after some coffee the human slowly wakes up… Same thing after taking a break from the shop. It takes some time to get back the … Continue reading

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Free electric guitar plan…

A nice illustration from a Spanish edition of Popular Mechanics… Always looking for inspiration…

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I just stumbled upon this movie/animation about the restoration of a 19th century Rafael Ortega guitar. The way in which it is pictured is great. So for inspiration and entertainment…

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Niccolo Machiavelli

It has been years since I’ve read The Prince by Machiavelli. I know some people see i as one of the most influential books in their life, a source of inspiration and a guide for the rest of their life. And … Continue reading

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